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6 October 1986 Self-Calibrating Low Power Laser Rangefinder For Space Applications
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A pulsed laser diode ranging system is described that contains glass fibre reference paths. By repetitively switching between target measurements and calibration measurements via the fibres the target range data are directly related to the fixed fibre calibration paths. Since long term stability of the rangefinder time base is no longer mandatory, a very high frequency digitizer clock can be used. Within a limited distance range of some meters accurate and fast range measurements are possible.
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Sigmund Manhart and Peter Dyrna "Self-Calibrating Low Power Laser Rangefinder For Space Applications", Proc. SPIE 0663, Laser Radar Technology and Applications I, (6 October 1986);

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